Vote to pass a bill that amends the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 by changing federal assistance to local law enforcement block grants.
- Sets guidelines that local units must meet in order to qualify for grants.
- Prohibits the use of block grant funds for the procurement of certain vehicles unless cleared by the Attorney General under special circumstances.
- Requires any local government unit to repay any funds not expended within two years of receipt.
Authorizes $10 billion over five years to carry out activities under this act, including:
- Hiring, training and employing law enforcement and support personnel, including paying overtime to presently employed officers and personnel.
- Obtaining necessary operating equipment and technology.
- Establishing crime prevention programs and intervention programs for juveniles.
- Enhancing the security in and around schools and other special risk locations as determined by local governments.
- Supporting drug courts and developing drug control programs under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1986.
- Creating an inter-government task force to prevent and combat crime in adjacent localities, with a focus on drug- or gang-related criminal activities.